Marcus Dieterle

Marcus Dieterle is the managing editor of Baltimore Fishbowl. He returned to Baltimore in 2020 after working as the deputy editor of the Cecil Whig newspaper in Elkton, Md. He can be reached at or on Twitter at @marcusdieterle.

The Local Oyster opening Locust Point location this week

The Local Oyster will open a two-story restaurant in Locust Point at the corner of Fort Avenue and Lawrence Street. Photo courtesy of The Local Oyster/Instagram.

Locust Point is getting a new oyster spot this week.

The Local Oyster, which has a location in Mount Vernon Marketplace, will open a two-story restaurant in Locust Point at the corner of Fort Avenue and Lawrence Street.

McCormick releases new limited-time Old Bay Caramel seasoning

McCormick & Company has released a new Old Bay Caramel seasoning. Photo courtesy of McCormick & Company.

Pumpkin spice is getting a new fall-flavored friend.

McCormick & Company has released a new Old Bay Caramel seasoning, which it will sell online only for a limited time.

Pokémon Regional Championship coming to Baltimore this weekend

Pokémon hat. Photo by Marcus Dieterle.

Pack your Pokéballs and catch all the action this weekend at the 2023 Pokémon Regional Championships at the Baltimore Convention Center.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Maryland schools among top 10 national universities and liberal arts colleges

Photo courtesy of United States Naval Academy.

Maryland colleges were among the top ranked schools in U.S. News & World Report’s annual universities list.

Video of the Week: Winner of Maryland Cycling Classic 2022

(Left) Belgian cyclist Sep Vanmarcke receives a hug after winning the 2022 Maryland Cycling Classic. (Right) Vanmarcke raises his hand in victory after being the first competitor to ride across the finish line. Screenshots via video by GCN Racing.

In the first-ever Maryland Cycling Classic on Sunday, Belgian cyclist Sep Vanmarcke pulled ahead at the last minute to clinch the victory.

Baltimore Weekend Events: 9-11 Stair Climb, Ukrainian Festival, Hampdenfest, and more.

Dancers perform at a previous Baltimore Ukrainian Festival. Photo courtesy of Baltimore Ukrainian Festival.

This weekend brings a mix of events to Baltimore: large and small, longtime traditions and new additions.

Maryland Fleet Week & Flyover Baltimore, Hampdenfest, and the Ukrainian Festival all welcome back visitors for a good time. The Baltimore Ravens will also see a familiar face in former Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco as the Ravens play their first regular season game against Flacco’s current team, the New York Jets, on Sunday.

On Saturday, individuals will climb the steps of at M&T Bank Stadium — equaling the 110 flights of stairs of the World Trade Center Towers — to honor the firefighters who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks.

See what’s going on in Baltimore with our weekend events lineup:

Maryland registers more than 12,000 apprentices

On August 3, 2022, Gov. Larry Hogan announces the award of a $22.9 million federal American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge grant for the Maryland Department of Labor to grow its offshore wind workforce with apprenticeships. Photo courtesy of Governor’s Office.

Maryland has more than 12,000 registered apprentices, the most in the state’s history, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday.

Photo Gallery: Maryland Cycling Classic 2022

Spectators rings bells to show their enthusiasm as riders pass. Photo by Jane Sartwell.

Belgian cyclist Sep Vanmarcke, riding for Team Israel-Premier Tech, came out on top in the first-ever Maryland Cycling Classic on Sunday.

More than 20 countries were represented in the inaugural race, which started in Baltimore County and swept through Baltimore City to a finish line downtown.

What to know about E. coli contamination in West Baltimore and where to get clean water

Photo by Ricky Romero, via Flickr

Parts of Baltimore City and Baltimore County are under boil water advisories, and the jurisdictions are distributing clean water to residents and businesses, after water collected in West Baltimore tested positive for E. coli bacteria contamination.

Maryland to administer COVID vaccines with stronger protection against omicron variants

Photo courtesy of the Maryland Department of Health.

Maryland health officials have formally authorized use of new single-dose COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to provide stronger protection against the omicron variant, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.

Video of the Week: Edgar Allan Poe or Rapper?

In a July 2022 video by the Baltimore Ravens, offensive tackle Morgan Moses and other Ravens players guess whether phrases came from Edgar Allan Poe or a rapper. Screenshot via video by Baltimore Ravens.

The past few weeks have been eventful in the world of Poe.

Last month, the National Edgar Allan Poe Theatre held a 24-hour livestreamed reading of the writer’s works.

Then, during the Baltimore Ravens pre-season game against the Washington Commanders last Saturday, the team’s mascot Poe was injured in a halftime game against a youth football team.

Baltimore Weekend Events: Maryland Cycling Classic, Baltimore Comedy Festival, Catacomb Tour and more.

Photo by Ragnar Jense/Flickr Creative Commons.

Grab your bike or grab a seat to watch the first-ever Maryland Cycling Classic this weekend. The race is Sunday, but there will be cycling events throughout the weekend.

Also, stop by one of the many venues across Charm City that are hosting comedy shows as part of the Baltimore Comedy Festival.

Check out catacomb tour, slam poetry, outdoor movie nights and more in this weekend’s lineup:

Babyface will not perform at Charm City Live festival after ‘miscommunication’ between city and promoter

Photo by Angela George via Wikimedia Commons.

Singer Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds will not headline the Charm City Live festival later this month as city officials had previously announced.

Low-income homeowners and renters have one month left to apply for Maryland’s tax relief programs

Rowhomes in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. Photo by Picasa/Flickr.

Marylanders have one month left to apply for the state’s property tax credit for low-income homeowners and renters.

Baltimore by Baltimore festival in September to highlight ‘five pillars of hip-hop’

Rapper Lil Key performs. Photo courtesy of Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore.

The Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore’s monthly summer festival series will be back this weekend with its “biggest lineup” yet and will celebrate “the five pillars of hip-hop,” organizers said.